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dc.contributor.authorAnderson, R.en
dc.contributor.authorThomas, H.en
dc.contributor.authorSomers, R.en
dc.identifier.citationAustralasian Road Safety Research Policing and Education Conference 2006: submitted papers.en
dc.description.abstractThis was a school-based survey that was conducted in 2003 to assess bicycle helmet compliance rates amongst South Australian primary school students riding to school. 32% of South Australian primary schools chose to participate in the survey. The total number of students attending the participating schools accounted for approximately 42% of all primary school children. A sample of non- participating schools was independently surveyed to estimate the differences between participating and non-participating schools. The data were disaggregated to examine any differences discernible between schooling sectors, school location and schools with a high indigenous population. Furthermore, the relationship between socio-economic disadvantage and helmet wearing rates was explored. It was estimated that 4% of primary school children ride their bicycle to school. Of the students riding a bicycle to school, 92% wore a helmet. The highest rate of helmet-compliance was reported in Catholic and independent primary schools (100%). Geographically, the lowest rate was reported in the metropolitan Adelaide region (89%). Programs to improve helmet wearing rates might target those from a background of disadvantage and include indigenous children.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityAnderson, R.W.G., Thomas, H. & Somers, R.L.en
dc.publisherQueensland Governmenten
dc.titleSouth Australian primary schools bicycle helmet usage surveyen
dc.typeConference paperen
dc.contributor.conferenceRoad Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference (2006 : Surfers Paradise, Queensland)en
pubs.library.collectionCentre for Automotive Safety Research conference papersen
dc.identifier.orcidAnderson, R. [0000-0003-1306-6239]en
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